The buzz at the 2023 SuperReturn private equity conference? Kim Kardashian and Jay Sammons taking the spotlight. Their mission with SKKY Partners? A whole new ball game in consumer brands, armed with a daring $1 billion investment fund. Quite the leap for a TV celeb turned business player, right?
Kim K’s journey from reality TV to mogul status kicked off with Skims, a unicorn that’s heading public soon. Sammons, a Carlyle bigwig, got intrigued. Imagine that—reality TV magic sparking real business!
Sure, we all knew Kim from “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” But she hustled and flipped that fame into empires like KKW Beauty and the now $4 billion Skims. Talk about talent beyond the screen!
Now, SKKY Partners is Kim’s private equity playground. Not just throwing cash around—she’s diving in, using her smarts and fan connection to revamp brands from $100 million to billion-dollar giants.
Kim’s fingerprints are all over Skims’ crazy success in just four years. Her magic? Branding and connecting with buyers, not just number games. Teaming up with Sammons, they’re out to shake up the industry.
SKKY’s a magnet, hiring top guns from the competition and teaming up with big shots like Angela Ahrendts. While they dig fashion and beauty, they’re eyeing all sorts of cool ideas, driven by fresh stories and real vibes.
Kim’s dream for SKKY? More than just checks—it’s about championing game-changers and their dreams. She wants a lineup that’s real, different from her own projects.
Even with doubters and hurdles in private equity land, Kim’s steely-eyed. SKKY’s her big move, flipping the script from reality TV star to business boss. That determination, plus Sammons’s money skills? Watch out, world!
For Kim, SKKY Partners isn’t just a new chapter. It’s her turning point from reality fame to a whole new kind of power player. It’s rewriting not just her story, but how we define success.